Re: Reform TLDs, tax email, stop spam - TCP-IP

This is a discussion on Re: Reform TLDs, tax email, stop spam - TCP-IP ; On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Diginomics wrote: > There is nothing new in a recent .XXX proposal and clearly reflects > the need to push purely adult content out of the business orientated > .COM "extension" or TLD (Top Level ...

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    On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Diginomics wrote:
    > There is nothing new in a recent .XXX proposal and clearly reflects
    > the need to push purely adult content out of the business orientated
    > .COM "extension" or TLD (Top Level Domain).


    Under whose laws and customs will it be determined what content is to go
    into XXX?

    New York City's? San Francisco's? Provo Utah's? Denmark's? Iran's?

    The US release of at least one kids' cartoon in Japan is marked with "sale
    prohibited under 18."

    In Iran, a mainstream US magazine with a photo of a (clothed) woman on the
    cover is considered pornographic.

    It's really easy to assert that it's easy to discriminate what is XXX
    rated and what is not. It's much harder to find any sort of worldwide
    agreement on what constitutes pornography. Existing mechanisms for web
    page ratings are hopelessly US-centric and consequently have not been
    well-received elsewhere in the world.

    There are only three likely outcomes of what an XXX domain would contain:
    . only the vilest pornography, recognized universally as such
    . anything that is considered pornographic anywhere in the world,
    including material that is considered mainstream in many countries
    and medical information
    . one particular country's definition of pornography

    >[remaining silly proposal snipped]


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    Which .xxx is this? The Hendeles one?

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